Gartner Research

Managing the Risks of Running Windows Server 2003 After July 2015

Published: 01 April 2014

ID: G00263054

Analyst(s): Carl Claunch


Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2 reach the end of their extended support by Microsoft in mid-2015; using these products after that time has consequences and risks. This research outlines the best practices for organizations that will be in this situation.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Properly Assess the Risks and Consequences of Running Systems Under Windows Server 2003 After Support Ends in Mid-2015
  • Apply Risk Management Principles to Assess and Prioritize Impacted Systems
  • Adopt Proven Practices and Alternatives Appropriate to Each Unsupported System

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